American V: A Hundred Highways

American V: A Hundred Highways

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by Johnny Cash
     
 

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Johnny Cash's fifth album-length collaboration with producer Rick Rubin was released in 2006 as Cash's first posthumous album.

Debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and the Country Albums chart, American V: A Hundred Highways showed the enduring appeal of Johnny Cash and his collaborations with Rubin for American Recordings.

As with the other

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Johnny Cash's fifth album-length collaboration with producer Rick Rubin was released in 2006 as Cash's first posthumous album.

Debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and the Country Albums chart, American V: A Hundred Highways showed the enduring appeal of Johnny Cash and his collaborations with Rubin for American Recordings.

As with the other American series albums, A Hundred Highways includes covers and originals, including "Like the 309," which was the last song Cash ever wrote before passing away. From the Label

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Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886978346728
catalogNumber:
783467

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Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist
Josh Graves   Musician
Marty Stuart   Musician
Mac Wiseman   Musician
Pat McLaughlin   Guitar
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Mark Howard   Musician
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Harp
Jack Clement   Musician
Dennis Crouch   Musician
Larry Perkins   Musician
Randy Scruggs   Guitar
Pete Wade   Musician
Smokey Hormel   Guitar
Jonny Polonsky   Guitar
Matt Sweeney   Guitar
Laura Cash   Musician

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Ian Tyson   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Larry Gatlin   Composer
Hugh Moffatt   Composer
David Ferguson   Engineer
Rick Rubin   Producer,Liner Notes
Hank Williams   Composer
Christine Cano   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Lou Hersher   Composer
Saul Klein   Composer

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American V: A Hundred Highways 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's surprising to me that "American V: A Hundred Highways" debuted at the top of the Billboard pop album charts, despite the fact that in some circles this disc had been eagerly anticipated since Johnny Cash's death in 2003. This is not an easy, superficial listen. The record is downbeat musically, with spare, elegiac arrangements--the fire-and-brimstone "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is about as rousing as this disc gets. The effects of age and illness on Cash's body and his voice are painfully obvious in some tracks. Then there's the CD's underlying theme, which emerges as a subtext even if it's not stated explicitly: reaching the end of the line, alone (Cash lost his beloved June shortly before he taped these songs), knowing that you're powerless to duck your mortality, and finding the grace to accept the inevitable and prepare to meet your Maker. It's somber stuff, and poignant--but thanks to the singer's dignity and generosity, it never feels either morbid or maudlin. In fact, it feels more like an example for the rest of us to follow when the time comes. I give this five stars not for technical perfection--Cash was never a polished vocalist, even at his peak--but for the depth of honesty and communication the Man in Black attained here, helped considerably by producer Rick Rubin (who showed a master's hand in choosing the dozen tracks here out of the 50 or so he and Cash recorded in the singer's last few months). Sad to say, there's very little music-making that's this real anymore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johnny Cash is what Bobby Dylan called the "Norhtern Lights" of American song and I think he will be respected by everybody from all genres or at least should be. Literally, this a man on the edge--near death--and he is staring it in the face with songs like "Love Has Been Good To Me" and the metaphysical "I Came to Believe." Johnny Cash is clearly in pain but contented in peace, ready to go into "that good night" of death. We should be humbled by that. R.I.P. Johnny Cash.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Voice is aging but great interpretations of these songs. Very Good interpretation of "God's Gonna Cut You Down." Good overdubbing by Rick Rubin. Rubin proves himself to be a top notch producer with this record. He should be in the Rock Hall of Fame as a producer.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
These songs were recorded near the end of John's life. His voice is often weak and faltering but that somehow makes these performances even more profound. All of his American label albums are worth owning. This one has the great song: "God's Gonna Cut You Down" which is worth the price all by itself. If you're new to the works of Johnny Cash I recommend you start with the great Bear Family box sets, but you will eventually work your way to this album. Mr. Cash is greatly missed, but his influence on the music of the United States (and elsewhere) is incredibly strong even today,